Featured find: The strange and hilariously Victorian (and long-winded) Curiosities of Street Literature: Comprising “cocks” or “catchpennies,” a large and curious assortment of street-drolleries, squibs, histories, comic tales in prose and verse, broadsides on the Royal Family, political litanies, dialogues, catechisms, acts of Parliament, street political papers, a variety of “ballads on the subject”, dying speeches and confessions by Charles Hindley (1871). [Here]
Printed plate left folded through digitization
From p. 406 of A Tour In Ireland: With General Observations On The Present State Of That Kingdom, Made In The Years 1776, 1777 and 1778. And Brought Down To The End Of 1779. In Two Volumes, v. 2, by Arthur Young (1780). [Here]
Ink from printed image transferred to opposite page without presence of protective tissue.
From various pages of The Natural History of Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals: with the Theory of the Earth in General, v. 3, by the Count de Buffon (trans. W. Kendrick, 1775). [Here]
From various pages of The British Critic, v.3-4 (1794). [Here]
Ghostly portrait; printed plate photographed through protective tissue.
From front matter of The Coquette: or, The History of Eliza Wharton by Hannah Webster Foster and Jane Ermina Locke (1855) [Here]
Colorful (and plentiful) checkout stamps on slip; includes a couple of interlibrary loans.
From back matter of The Vulgarities of Speech Corrected (1829). [Here]
Black and white printed plate digitized in color; orange and blue halo effect in close-printed grain.
From front matter of The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes, v. 4 by Sir Walter Scott (1811). [Here]
Reader’s drawing of an ear (with hair curled around it).
From front matter of A Treatise on Photography: Containing the Latest Discoveries and Improvements Appertaining to the Daguerreotype by Noël Paymal Lerebours (1843). [Here]
"Date due": never. An apt statement, considering the book’s digital distribution.
From the back matter of Pounce & Co., or, Capital vs. Labor: an Original Comic Opera. In Two Acts, by Benjamin E. Woolf (1882). [Here]
Motion, movement, skewed, stretched, distorted text.
From p. 305 of The British Drama, v. 10 (1872.) [Here]
Motion, distortion; two different filters used.
From A Manual of the Manufacture of Gas from Tar, Oil, and other Liquid Hydrocarbons and Extracting Oil from Sewage Sludge by William Burns (1887). [Here]
Printed plate left folded through digitization.
From p.149 of Disposal of Sewage-Sludge by James Forrest (1887). [Here]
Library artifacts: barcode, card folder, call number, MSS numbers and various stamps. “Non-circulating” statement contradicted by digitization and subsequent digital distribution.
From the back matter of English Proverbs with Moral Reflexions by Oswald Dykes (1713). [Here]
Captured page-turning motion.
From various pages of The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. by Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison (1754). [Here]
Printed plates left folded through digitization.
From various pages of The Art of Hatching and Bringing Up Domestick Fowls of All Kinds at Any Time of the Year by René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1750). [Here]